Galatians Through the Centuries - eBook
Galatians Through the Centuries - eBook  -     By: John Riches
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781118476383
ISBN-13: 9781118476383
Series: Blackwell Bible Commentaries

Publisher's Description

This commentary on Paul’s highly autobiographical letter tothe Galations traces the history of the book’s receptionthrough the ages.
  • Explores the influence and history of this important NewTestament book
  • Demonstrates the crucial role that Galatians has played in thedevelopment of very diverse forms of Christian spirituality
  • Considers the influence of Galatians on a wide range oftheological figures, including Chrysostom, Augustine, andLuther
  • Examines the ways in which Galatians has influenced images ofPaul, suggesting that it is the indeterminacy and complexity of histext that cause it to be interpreted in such widely differingways
  • Focuses on verses, themes or arguments that have been thesubject of particularly influential readings
  • Published in the innovative and stimulatingWiley-Blackwell Bible Commentaries reception historyseries, which focuses on the broad spectrum of interpretationsrather than the traditional verse by verse analysis typically foundin commentaries.

Author Bio

John Riches was until his retirement in 2003 Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism at Glasgow University. Among his books on the New Testament are Jesus and the Transformation of Judaism (1980), A Century of New Testament Study (1993) and Conflicting Mythologies (2000).

Editorial Reviews

“John Riches’ contribution to this excellent seriesis a well-focused, rich collection of work from key writers onGalatians from Marcion to the present day.” Journal forthe Study of the New Testament

 “An invaluable treasure trove of carefully selectedinterpretations, but more important is the overall picture that itpaints of the extensive dialogue about Galatians, and the questionsthe book raises about the relationship between the text and itsreaders.” Ecclesiastical History 

“This book is such a useful and admirable work ofscholarship that I hesitate to find any fault with it.”Catholic Biblical Quarterly

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